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Guided Comprehension: Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy

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Guided Comprehension: Summarizing Using the QuIP Strategy

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 60 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold (Crown, 1995)
  • Young Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter by Anne Benjamin and Ellen Beier (Troll, 1997)
  • Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (Random House, 1995)
  • Computers with Internet access

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PRINTOUTS

QuIP chart

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. Learn about the QuIP (Questions Into Paragraphs) strategy from the book Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 38 by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen.

2. Read Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson ahead of time. Look especially for facts and details that would be helpful in writing a paragraph about the Underground Railroad or Harriet Tubman.

3. Copy the QuIP chart onto chart paper or an overhead transparency for class demonstration and make copies of the chart for students to use as well.

4. Gather three instructional-level texts that match the needs of three levels of reading in your class (see the Booklist for the Underground Railroad).


NOTE: This lesson is intended as an introduction to the summarizing strategy. With continued practice, students should be able to apply the summarizing and QuIP strategy independently to other texts.

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